DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2010    Duedate: 01/01/2011

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-665

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              JOSH
                               CLUELESS (628)
                               (1-8581) [2-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHINA BULL                     FLOOD SURFER
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
(1-7873) [18-25-0,79]          (1-8508) [12-7-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLUELESS (628)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL PATH 1 (568)          29
2. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      27      MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
3. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       20      Unchartered Team
4. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         12
5. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)      5      STEEL PATH 1 (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SUPER STARS R US (626)     4   0  0  100   1/ 2*CLUELESS (628)            7  8 0
 2/ 0*STEEL PATH 1 (568)         2   0  0  100   2/ 1 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)    5  4 0
 3/ 2 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)    47  18  1 72.3   3- 3*SUPER STARS R US (626)    4  0 0
 4- 3*FAMILY HORDE (616)         7   6  0 53.8   4- 4 BOOZE (605)               4  1 1
 5/ 4 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      596 527 67 53.1   5/ 0*STEEL PATH 1 (568)        2  0 0
 6/ 5 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    474 451 57 51.2   6/ 7 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       2  2 0
 7/ 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   336 340 58 49.7   7/ 8 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     2  5 0
 8/ 6*CLUELESS (628)             7   8  0 46.7   8/ 5 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   2 13 0
 9- 8 BOOZE (605)               75  86 12 46.6   9- 6*FAMILY HORDE (616)        1  0 0
10/ 9 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  523 786 14 40.0  10/ 9 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    1  2 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 547): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 669): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 641): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 665): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 660): PRIEST 2 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 653): HATCHET MAN of ROGUES GALLERY (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): MHORAM of WAY OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): GECKO of REPTILE RAMPAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 622): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 609): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 602): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 553): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 498): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 546): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 664): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 547): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 669): VALLEY OF KINGS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 641): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 665): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 660): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 653): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 622): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 609): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 602): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 553): DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 498): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 546) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 663): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 668): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
                          CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 640): KENYA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                           CASSIS of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): STICKY SHADOW of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
                            KRUSK of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
               (turn 653): REZUREKT of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 497): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                               How to ruin a warrior
                               by Assurnasirbanipal

Honor graduates 12-18(1)-7-17-17-3-11 B Great End/Great Dmg
Skills: 18/7/30/17/10/18  Faves: MO/LO GS learns Parry
     I don't regret it, but recognize I took a very strong setup and made it into a
Basher.  At the time, I was making everything into Bashers and still hadn't graduated
a 3 speed basher.
     That said, I wouldn't make these numbers into a basher again.
     After a final fight in the dark arena, he heads into retirement.  It's been fun.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MORDANT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MIGHTY MORALS II was 
unseated this week as CLUELESS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-3-0 record for the round.  RILIS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested TAI and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, RILIS put down TAI, causing her to lose 15 
points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, 
Duelmaster HONOR Dark Arena Challenged DARK CHAMPION last week in a match to decide 
the fate of the throne.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as DARK CHAMPION killed 
the Duelmaster, HONOR, leaving MIGHTY MORALS II in mourning.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in MORDANT seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in MORDANT these days is BOOZE.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding BOOZE.  Indeed it was MIGHTY MORALS 
II.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after CHINA BULL.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  177121517115 has the town astir with the news of its Dark 
Arena victory!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in MORDANT as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONEST JILES 7576            12   2  0   115       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-VERMOUTH 8445                 6   2  0    93       BOOZE (605)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRATER FACE 8340             16   3  0    88       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 WAELGAEST 8422                8   1  0    88       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 FLOOD SURFER 8508            12   7  0    85       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CHINA BULL 7873              18  25  0    79       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 RANDOM MANIAC 7800           10  39  1    78       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONESTY 7699                 14   8  1    75       MIGHTY MORALS II (569)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CKYNST OAF 8444              14  19  0    61       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE BEAR 8495             13  10  1    55       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
-ALICE SAMUELS 8385            4   2  0    45       FAMILY HORDE (616)
-CERVEZA 8510                  3   0  1    43       BOOZE (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEARDROP 8478                 3   1  0    29       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 JOSH 8581                     2   1  0    27       CLUELESS (628)
 177121517115 8591             1   0  1    27       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-ERIC SAMUELS 8389             3   4  0    26       FAMILY HORDE (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN EMINEM 8424             3   1  0    19       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 CHER 8577                     2   1  0    19       CLUELESS (628)
 RILIS 7694                    1   0  0    18       STEEL PATH 1 (568)
-ARCTIC SEALSKIN 8549          1   0  0    17       SUPER STARS R US (626)
-DIZZYING YES-MAN 8555         1   0  0    13       SUPER STARS R US (626)
-DARK MIASMA 8532              1   0  0    11       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 DYTEL 7693                    1   0  0    11       STEEL PATH 1 (568)
 TAI 8579                      2   1  0     7       CLUELESS (628)
-GAZPACHO DEBACLE 8544         1   0  0     6       SUPER STARS R US (626)
 DIONNE 8578                   1   2  0     5       CLUELESS (628)
 AMBER 8580                    0   3  0     3       CLUELESS (628)
 COURAGE 8596                  0   1  0     1       MIGHTY MORALS II (569)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MOUNTAIN TROLL          0  0 0 DARK ARENA           177121517115 8591     665  NONE
118171517511 8594       0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  DARK CHAMPION         665  NONE
1251217171011 8593      0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  STONE GOLEM           665  NONE
LEGEND 8574             0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  DARK CHAMPION         665  NONE
HONOR 7698             17  4 0 MIGHTY MORALS II 569 DARK CHAMPION         665  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amber -- I hope you're saving up your energy losing to NPCs to be a great lion eating
other gladiators... otherwise you may be in the DA soon. -- Sherlock Mgr. Clueless

Vermouth -- That'sh good shtuff. -- China Bull, breaking things with either hand

Honesty -- I dunno what the Oaf shaid today.  My head achesh. -- China Bull

Honor -- It figures!  I try to work up a good rage, and you come along and pin me to
the Brick Wall!  It's enough to make me foam at the mouth! -- Random Frustrated
Maniac

This Captain Eloy dude tried to ARREST me!  So I pushed him off the levee, and hey,
what a joke, the ice wasn't thick enough to hold him.  He looks a lot better with
icicles in his beard. -- Flood Surfer

Alice Samuels -- Where'd you come from?  I was hoping for Goldilocks. -- Little Bear

Mannequin -- Assur pretty much said it all.  Glad to see you, even if it's only for a
couple of turns. -- Jorja

We congratulate Honor. -- Jorja and the Homicidal Maniacs (except Random Maniac)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HONOR was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
118171517511 was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
177121517115 savagely slew MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LEGEND was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
1251217171011 was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
WAELGAEST devastated CHINA BULL in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
HONESTY devastated CKYNST OAF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RANDOM MANIAC was overcome by CRATER FACE in a 3 minute expert's fight.
FLOOD SURFER slimly lost to CHARK FORKBEARD in a action packed 4 minute duel.
LITTLE BEAR vanquished GRUNESH THE ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHER vanquished COURAGE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIONNE was beaten by DYTEL in a 1 minute novice's melee.
TAI was savagely defeated by RILIS in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.
AMBER was overcome by GRALL THE DESERTER in a exciting 1 minute novice's contest.
JOSH devastated GESHI SCRIVENER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  33 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 665 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CRATER FACE 8340           16   3  0   88 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  WAELGAEST 8422              8   1  0   88 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FLOOD SURFER 8508          12   7  0   85 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
BASHING ATTACK   HONESTY 7699               14   8  1   75 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BEAR 8495           13  10  1   55 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHINA BULL 7873.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FLOOD SURFER 8508.  The ten other most popular fighters were 177121517115 8591, 
WAELGAEST 8422, RILIS 7694, 1251217171011 8593, HONESTY 7699, DYTEL 7693, TAI 8579, 
AMBER 8580, RANDOM MANIAC 7800, and CRATER FACE 8340.

The least popular fighter this week was DIONNE 8578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COURAGE 8596, CKYNST OAF 8444, CHINA BULL 7873, 118171517511 8594, CHER 
8577, LEGEND 8574, JOSH 8581, LITTLE BEAR 8495, CRATER FACE 8340, and RANDOM MANIAC 
7800.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HONOR (1-7698) MIGHTY MORALS II (569)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes